2 dead, 1 hurt after crash in Bath County

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BATH COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A crash killed two people in Bath County on Thursday night when their car crossed the center line and ran into a Jeep, according to state police.

The two vehicles hit head-on along Highway 36, between Owingsville and Sharpsburg around 7:20 p.m.

Monica Wells, 43, and her passenger, 37-year-old Christopher Meadows, didn't survive the crash. State troopers tell WKYT that the only survivor is the man who was in the Jeep.

We're told he was heading east when Wells veered into his lane.

That driver was rushed to Clark Regional Medical Center where state troopers say he was then transferred to UK Hospital. We're told he has been released.

The stretch of road where he was hurt and two others were killed is now littered with broken pieces of mangled cars.

A Crash Reconstruction Unit will visit the scene on Friday to figure out why Wells crossed the center line.

Jim Vanlendingham heard the collision from his home. He says his wife knew Wells.

"It is just a bad situation for both families. It is a tough thing,” he said.

Investigators say at this point they don't know if speed, drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. State troopers are hoping their crash reconstruction unit will have more answers Friday afternoon.

State police tell WKYT that Wells and Meadows were not wearing seatbelts.

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